Shellfish Farming Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in planting and harvesting shellfishes.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shellfish Farming Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in planting, cultivating, and harvesting shellfish: Confers with manager to determine time and place of seed planting, cultivating, feeding, and harvesting shellfish. Plans work schedules according to tidal levels, and availability of personnel and equipment. Inspects beds and ponds to ascertain the quality of seed distribution, adequacy of cultivation, and completeness of harvesting, and directs workers to correct deviations and irregularities. Oversees maintenance of planting, cultivating, and harvesting equipment, tidal pens, and shellfish beds. Trains worker to drive or operate equipment, and in methods and techniques of shellfish farming. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May assign workers to guard pens and beds against encroachment. May record planting and harvesting data, and keep workers’ time records. May supervise workers engaged in farming a specific type of shellfish and be designated Supervisor, Clam-Bed; Supervisor, Oyster Farm; Supervisor, Shrimp Pond.


Should I be a Shellfish Farming Supervisor?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Shellfish Farming

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